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Rally planned in support of Syrian refugees, activists calling out Baker

Protesters plan to rally outside of the state house on Friday evening, calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to change his tune on whether or not the Bay State should house refugees fleeing the violence in Syria.While Baker’s position is purely symbolic — all matters regarding immigration are handled on...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:09am

Fired Millis cop indicted for phony shootout, bogus bomb threat

A grand jury has indicted the disgraced Millis police officer who allegedly shot up his own cruiser after calling in a phony bomb threat at a local high school.The Norfolk County Grand Jury issued six indictments against Bryan Johnson, 24, for the Sept. 2 stunt. Johnson'saccused of calling in a...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:08am

Boston mulling tobacco purchase age hike to 21

After successfully banning spit tobacco at sporting events, parks and stadiums, Mayor Marty Walsh is now pushing to raise Boston's legal age of buy tobacco sales from 18 to 21."We know the consequences of tobacco use are real and can be devastating,” Walsh said in a statement released on Wednesday...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:39am

Chism trial on hold after teen melted down, claimed he was 'ready to explode' in court

The judge put the Philip Chism trial on hold on Tuesday after Chism reportedly had a breakdown in court and refused to leave the lockup cell following a recess.According tothe Boston Herald, Chism had a meltdown in the lockup cell after prosecutors said that they intended to wheel in the green...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:40am

BPD launches 'Search for Justice' Youtube campaign in hopes of closing unsolved homicides

The Boston Police are rolling out a new series of videos on their Youtube channel in hopes of generating more community responses for the city’s unsolved homicides.The BPD released “The Search for Justice” video series on Tuesday to “increase awareness and generate tips.”“As part of the Boston...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:43am

Man caught with weed in Macy's busted for illegal gun possession: Police

A Dorchester man caught shoplifting at Macy's was busted for more than stolen merchandise on Sunday.Police were called to department store on Washington Street after receiving a report of a man trespassing and shoplifting — and who happened to be packing a pistol, officials said.Macy’s loss...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:30am

Police: Man passed out in car in Dorchester had stolen gun, bottle of beer on him

Cops arrested a man who officers said they found passed out in the front seat of a car with a bottle of beer and a loaded Glock in Dorchester, Boston police said yesterday.Police rolled into Lawrence Avenue in Dorchester at about 5:38 p.m. Saturday for a report of a person stabbed.While there was...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 3:19am

Jamaica Plain woman sentenced for One Fund fraud

A Jamaica Plain woman pleaded guilty Friday to lying about being a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing to bilk a charity and local school out of money.Joanna Leigh was sentenced to one year in a house of corrections, suspended for a three-year probabtionary term. Leigh was indicted in March...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:37am

T service interruptions planned for Nov. 14-19

The weekend looks like an ideal fall scene with temperatures in the mid-50s and the trees changing colors in full force. Also changing, will be several train lines that will have shuttle buses rolling between stations.RELATED:Government Center murals commuting to new homesThe Red Line headed...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 9:50pm

PHOTOS: Ben Affleck shoots 'Live By Night' in Lawrence

Ben Affleck was on set bringing Dennis Lehane's 1920s gangster novel "Live By Night" to life in the streets of Lawrence on Thursday.The bootlegging Jazz Age crime story follows the son of a Boston Police captain who runs with mobsters and machine gunners in Boston, Tampa and Cuba.The film also...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:59am

Boston police help hatchet-wielding veteran who was threatening self-harm

Boston Police helped a veteran who was threatening to harm himself with a hatchet on a bus in Dorchester on Veteran’s Day.Officers responded to a report of a person with a hatchet to his neck threatening to cause himself bodily harm on a bus near Columbia Road and Stoughton Street in Dorchester at...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:39pm

SWAT Team nab Hyde Park man in connection to broad daylight shooting

Boston Police SWAT paid an early morning visit to a home on Gordan Avenue in Hyde Park on Wednesday morning, looking for a gun thought to be connected to a shooting two weeks prior.Police obtained a search warrant andkicked down Malachi Scott’s door at about 4:45 a.m. hoping to find a gun used in a...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:12pm

Charlestown man charged with pulling fake gun in road rage

A Charlestown man was busted with a very realistic looking replica gun, which police say he brandished and pointed at a driver in a road rage incident.On Tuesday night at about 4:30 p.m., a driver called 911 and told Medford Police that the driver of a Honda Accord pulled out what looked like a...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 8:50pm

Springfield man beat dog to death: police

A Springfield man was charged with killing a dog on Stapleton Road on Tuesday morning.Police responded to a report of a man hitting a Chihuahua with either a baseball bat or a BB gun at about 11:10 a.m.Authorities said that there were two small dogs barking in the area of the body of the mangled...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:50am

Woman's body found burned in Bridgewater identified as New Jersey woman

The body of the woman who was bound and set on fire in Bridgewater on Tuesday has been identified as a 29-year-old mother from New Jersey.According to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, the body is that of Ashley Bortner, of Paulsboro, New Jersey.Bridgewater Police received a 911 for a...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 11:26pm

UPDATE: Brighton man charged with murder held without bail

​Gammada Musa was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court on murder and unlawful possession of a gun in connection to the Oct. 22 murder of Desmond Joseph.Musa, 25, is said to have gunned down Joseph, 30, near a grocery store plaza on Teleford Avenue at about 11:45 p.m..Musa was arrested on Friday,...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:12pm

Driver accused of dragging Boston police officers with SUV due in court

A Dorchester man accused of dragging two Boston Police officers with an SUV on Sunday night was due in court on Monday.Bryant Gilbert, 45, allegedly drove an SUV about 70 miles per hour on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan when two police officers pulled him over.Gilbert putthe SUV in drive and hit the...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 7:46pm

Man who posed as Uber driver indicted on more sexual assault charges

Alejandro Done, the South End man facing a laundry list of sexual assault charges, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on two counts of rape, aggravated rape, kidnapping, assault with intent to rape and one single charge of armed robbery in connection with four assaults that occurred in South...

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:11am

Man arrested in connection to burnt body found in Worcester

Police arrested a Worcester man in connection to the murder of a woman who was found dead inside a burnt car on a dirt road in the woods in Worcester.Thomas Hogan, 40, was charged with misleading an investigation. Police said that this arrest is in connection to the murder of the woman who was...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:57pm

Southie brothers indicted on hate crime charges for stomping, urinating on homeless man

The Southie brothers accused of stomping and urinating on a sleeping homeless man were indicted on felony hate crime charges after it was determined that they attacked the man because they thought he was an immigrant.Scott and Steve Leader were charged with civil rights violations while causing...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 9:32pm